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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 6)
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Attitude of Youths Toward Voluntary Counselling and Testing HIV/AIDS

Tenibiaje Dele Joseph
Corresponding Author:  Tenibiaje Dele Joseph 

Key words:  Acquired immuno deficiency syndrome, attitude, human immuno deficiency virus, self-esteem, sex education, sexual behaviour, sexual health
Vol. 2 , (6): 306-311
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2010 June, 28 2010 August, 19 2010 November, 30
Abstract:

There have been reports on sexual behaviour of youths which had led to increase in HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria. The youths are aware of transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, yet there is no change in the attitudes of youths toward HIV/AIDS. This study was carried out to investigate the attitudes of youths on HIV/AIDS and voluntary counselling and testing of HIV/AIDS. The study therefore attempts to identify ways to change the attitudes of youths in Nigeria. The research adopted a descriptive survey method and employed random sampling method to draw a sample of 357 youths from three states (Ondo, Kogi and Ekiti) of the federation. A research instrument for the collection of data was 18-item questionnaire. Two research questions were raised and one research hypothesis was formulated and tested. Data collected were subjected to counts, percentages and multiple regression analysis. The hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. The finding showed that the youths were aware of transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS and knew the centres and importance of VCT HIV/AIDS. The finding also revealed that the best predictor of attitude of youths on voluntary counselling and testing was age, while sex and religion were also predictors. The study discussed how the attitudes of youths could be changed and how their behaviours could be modified.
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Tenibiaje Dele Joseph, 2010. Attitude of Youths Toward Voluntary Counselling and Testing HIV/AIDS.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2(6): 306-311.
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